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malin819

 

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beginner seeking guidance 

Hello guys!!

Brief background. I played classical guitar for 2 years when I was in High School. Stopped playing for 10 years and now I recently started playing. Keep in mind I always played electric guitar during that period of time.

I always loved flamenco and decided to take the plunge. I bought my first flamenco guitar (Navarro Student) and I'd like to know if any of you guys have websites, books or any recommendation that could help a real beginner with Flamenco.

I wasn't able to find a teacher were I live :(
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 14:36:27
 
Paul Magnussen

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From: London (living in the Bay Area)

RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

As you may imagine, this has already been discussed many times. I’ll add threads as I find them:

http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=236349&appid=&p=&mpage=1&key=juan%2Cgrecos&tmode=&smode=&s=#236358
http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=43219&appid=&p=&mpage=1&key=juan%2Cgrecos&tmode=&smode=&s=#43219
http://www.foroflamenco.com/tm.asp?m=232279&appid=&p=&mpage=1&key=juan%2Cgrecos&tmode=&smode=&s=#232328
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 15:16:50
 
Piwin

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RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

I think you've got loads of information in the threads Paul shared.
I'd add that if at all possible you may want to look into a few online classes (some of the people here teach online I think?) or an occasional class in another area if you happen to travel from time to time. Books are a great ressource but they won't give you the feedback you need, especially when beginning, on your technique and whatnot.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 15:59:30
 
Leñador

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RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

Sometimes teachers in the area are hiding, flamencos don't tend to have big advertising budgets lol.
What area are you in?
If not that, strongly recommend Skype lessons. Ricardo here on the forum gives them and he's monster player.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 17:18:14
 
malin819

 

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RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

I'm in Ottawa Canada

Interesting about Ricardo :)
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 19:17:45
 
Cervantes

 

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RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

I strongly believe the best option is learning from a teacher in person.
I would look harder or drive farther. I take a one hour lesson every two weeks. If you want books, my teacher uses Juan Martin books which are as good as anything else, but its just introductory material to play and doesn't teach you the details of technique. There a number of great teachers to choose from by using Skype. I don't think its best but it is convenient and you have a greater selection. Like you, I live in a large city (San Diego) and could only find one teacher here, luckily he is good.

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Ah well, there was a fantastic passion there, in my case anyway. I discovered flamenco
very early on. It grips you in a way that you can't get away - Paco Pena
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 21:58:00
 
Leñador

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From: Los Angeles

RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

You may want to try contacting some these dance teachers to see if they know a guitarist. Likely they'll know a few at least.

https://www.google.com/search?q=ottawa+flamenco&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Apr. 18 2016 22:11:06
 
itoprover

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RE: beginner seeking guidance (in reply to malin819

perhaps too late to respond but I am in Ottawa as well :)

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